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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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RECENT NEWS:

CTYI Summer Session

Had a great week helping organising Experimental Physics experiments for CTYI. We definitely saw some future physicists in the bunch!

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Eureka Camps Part 2

Had another great day exploring the weird and wonderful parts of Physics as part of the Eureka Camps! ️       

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2019 College of SEFS Student Nominated Teaching Demonstrator Award

Huge congratulations to physics postgrad student Stephen Murphy who received the ‘2019 College of SEFS Student Nominated Teaching Demonstrator Award’! Some quotes student gave about him include: “I simply could not fault the work done by Stephen as a lecturer on this module. I attended his tutorial sessions weekly and found them to be extremely […]

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Eclipse in Chile

UCC Astronomy Graduate, Mark Kennedy, current Newton International Fellow at The University of Manchester, was in Chile recently, by chance during the eclipse!!

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Eureka Camps

A fantastic day was had yesterday running the Eureka Camps exploring light, static electricity and magnetism!           

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